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john allen has return to afghanistan to exhume his duties more than a week after the pentagon says it is investigating him for what he -- what they call an appropriate occasions with a woman linked to the david petraeus scandal. general allan was expected to testify before a senate committee last thursday on his nomination to become the commander of u.s.-european command and the top nato general. that nomination has been put on hold. finally, president obama pardons' the national thanksgiving turkey this afternoon at a white house ceremony. the tradition started back in 1963 with president john kennedy. those are some of the latest headlines on cspan radio. [video clip] the name of this place still resonates with the shuddering in the hearts of the american people. more than any other name connected to the civil war except lincoln's, a gettysburg reverberates and americans retain knowledge that what happened here was the crux of our terrible national trial and even americans who were not sure what precisely transpired on the skills know the glory and all the tragedy we associate wi
at the pentagon. what do we know about the military's plans after 2014? >> most assume there will be one more fighting season next year in afghanistan beginning in the spring and going through next fall. general john allen the top u.s. commander in afghanistan reportedly wants to keep 60,000 troops through that fighting season that is most of the troops already there. now there are indication that's will recommend that the u.s. keep 10,000 troops after 2014, including 1,000 special operators to keep a lid on things. this is how defense secretary panetta recently described his vision. afghans will be in the lead throughout the country for security in mid 2013. afghans will ultimately take full responsibility for security by the end of 2014. >> the final decision will be with president obama in discussions about the way forward should begin tomorrow when secretary panetta has a teleconference call with general john allen, shep. >> isn't the real final decision the afghans to make? >> absolutely. the state department has just started negotiating a status of forces agreement with president harmid
-- there is no channels for this. we have been praised by everywhere from the white house to the pentagon, but in terms of getting the units, it is word of mouth. it is viewers. we have had viewers of your show, shannon, which i am grateful for, tell us about that and get us connected with units. over the holidays, we can get the stuff out quickly, it's a great time, just in time for christmas. >> thank you for getting us updated. we will make sure the information's out there. whether you are helping those who have fallen on hard times or you want to spread good cheer, we want to see what you are up to. a lot of folks are doing selfless things. we want you to show us how you are celebrating and helping others. log on to our show page. you can upload pictures and stories of how you are helping out as well. still to come on america's news headquarters... >> you could be headed into an actual military takeover, if things went in the wrong direction. you could see a scenario, where there is continued chaos. >> concerns at home that the power grab by egypt a president could lead to complete chaos. we will a
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